Answered By: Jane Cooke
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2018     Views: 2

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998, Section 32, allows use of extracts of copyright material for the purpose of 'Illustration for instruction'. However, there are a number of considerations to take into account if you wish to rely in this exception:

  • all types of copyright works can be copied for the sole purpose of illustration for instruction – to illustrate a teaching point
  • use is subject to fair dealing - so copying is limited to what is required for the purpose and must not impact on the rights holder
  • copying must be done by a person giving or receiving instruction
  • copying must be for a non-commercial purpose only
  • the work must be sufficiently acknowledged

See also: Intellectual Property Office - Exceptions to copyright: Education and Teaching (PDF).

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